Stuffed Butternut

I Love veggies, but I have to admit butternut is probably my favorite.. There are so many different ways to prepare it, mashed, cubed, in a veggie medley, souped, stuffed and more..

The recipe I am sharing today is most definitely one of my favorite ways to enjoy this orange veggie… stuffed, with mince and topped off with some feta.. It’s a fairly simple recipe and it looks pretty impressive when you serve it, if I do say so myself..
Hope you guys will enjoy it as much as I do!!

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Preparation time: +- 40 minutes
Serves: 2

Ingredients:
1 Medium sized Butternut
1 Packet of Mince (300-500 grams will be more than enough)
1 Small to medium-sized onion
2 Tablespoons Bisto
1/2 Teaspoon Coriander Powder
1/4 Teaspoon Olive oil
Salt & Pepper to taste
Feta Cheese

Directions:

Bring Water to boil in a Medium to Large size pot.
Cut your Butternut in half and scoop out the pips.
Place the butternut halves in the boiling water (be careful not to burn yourself)
Boil for 15 minutes on a medium heat.
After the 15 minutes of boiling, take the pot off the hot stove top and cover it with the lid, let the butternut lay in the hot water for another 5 minutes. Throw out the water after that.

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Chop up the onion and add it to a pan with your olive oil, set stove top to a medium heat.
Once the onions soaked up the olive oil, add 1 tablespoon of water.
Braise onions until they turn golden Brown, add more water if the onions start looking too dry, and then add your raw mince.

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Once the mince is in the pan with the onions add 1/2 cup of water – this is just to prevent the mince from drying out.

Once the mince starts to turn brown add the coriander powder.
Take the Bisto and add it to 1/2 a cup of warm water so it dissolves – throw the dissolved Bisto over the mince in the pan.
Add salt and pepper to mince – to taste.

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Now Take the 2 halves of butternut and place them in an oven safe dish.
Take a tablespoon and scoop out more of the middle of the butternut to make a hole for the mince to fit in.
Tip: I mash the butternut that I scoop out and press it back inside the butternut so that none of the veggie goes to waste.

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Scoop some mince into the Butternut and add Feta on top.
Side note: You will definitely not use an entire packet of mince – I normally freeze the rest to eat another time.

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Place the stuffed butternuts in the  oven on 180 degrees Celsius for 10 minutes (no need to pre-heat the oven)
Once it’s done in the oven serve and enjoy!!

xx
Nici

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